Grand Rabbi David Twersky enjoys near-divine status among his devotees. But some report being rebuffed when seeking help in sex abuse cases.
Leida Snow auditioned for the original ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ on Broadway. What happened next forever changed how she thought about musicals — and Judaism.
Once upon a time, a lake disappeared in Amenia — along with everything else. Josh Nathan-Kazis travels to upstate New York in search of a lost Jewish vacationland.
Abraham was ‘put on trial’ this weekend for trying to kill his son Isaac — and 1,300 New Yorkers actually paid to get jury duty at the celebrity court case.
Did you know that Al Jolson worked as a singing waiter — or how many pushcart vendors were in New York in 1930? We help test your Jewish Big Apple knowledge.
The New York outpatient clinic where the late Joan Rivers suffered cardiac arrest did not follow all the standard protocols during the throat procedures it conducted on the comedian, according to a government agency report released on Monday.
Saul Zabar is not a romantic.
“If you asked many of our participants and our leaders, ‘Which is more important to you, having a Jewish impact or having an impact in terms of sustainable food systems or the environment?’ people scratch their head and say, ‘Why do I have to choose?’” That’s Nigel Savage talking to the Forward in March about Hazon, the Jewish environmental organization he heads.
Cafe Edison, a modest Theater District coffee shop long favored by Broadway’s cognoscenti, is closing for good.
As senior cantor at New York’s Central Synagogue, Angela Buchdahl was known to team up with one of her colleagues to perform a “mash-up” — an artful blending of two thematically linked but musically distinct songs. “Hatikvah” was woven into “America the Beautiful.” For Passover, the two cantors combined “Dayeinu” with the spiritual “Oh, Freedom.”